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June 4, 1892

Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania.

JAMA. 1892;XVIII(23):721. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411270029018

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Wm. B. Atkinson, Permanent Sec'y,1400 Pine Street.

Philadelphia, May 20, 1892.

Dear Sir,  —At our session held this day in Harrisburg, the following resolutions were adopted:Resolved, That the Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania hereby expresses its highest disapprobation of the practice of giving certificates or testimonials to secret preparations alleged to be of medicinal virtue, and calls the attention of the affiliated County Societies to the fact that such action on the part of members of the said societies is in derogation of the dignity of the profession, and in violation of the letter and the spirit of the Code of Ethics of the American Medical Association and of this Society.Resolved, That this Society likewise expresses its disapprobation of the practice of inserting advertisements of secret preparations in the columns of medical journals, such action being an insult to the intelligence of the profession, and a

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